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                                                                    Right To Education

Education is the most effective tool and medium for human development. Education changes the mind-set through at continuous process involving, research, experiment and innovation. Without such practices a nation cannot expects its heir to be informed and creative.

“Education is a must thing” quoted modern political activist Malala Yousafzai. This quotes further justifies Aristotle’s words, “The educated differ from the Uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” These two quotes show the importance of education in everybody’s life. According to the Indian Sages, the aim of education is second birth.

We are born into the world of nature and necessity, we must be reborn into the world of spirit and freedom. This significance gives rise to Right to Education. The RTE is a fundamental right and I s accorded the same legal status as the right to life as provided by Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is “An act to provide for free and compulsory education to all children of the ages 6 to 14 years.”

Children with disabilities will also be educated in the mainstream schools. Section (10) of the Act makes it a duty of the parents to ensure that their children go to schools, without prescribing any punishment. Special provisions are laid for children not admitted to school or who have not completed elementary education; a child so admitted to elementary education will be entitled to completion of elementary education even after 14 years

The right of children to free and compulsory education came into force from 1st April, 2010. According to this Act, every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years will be provided 8 years of elementary education in an age appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his/her neighbourhood.

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. So it is important for the country to nurture their children and young talent with the right education, so that India emerges as a strong and prosperous country.

Based on the same principle, Platforms like Viden.io are helping people and nurturing the next generation to harness their skills and perform their work to the best of their ability.

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